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Kilkenny Hoping For Entertaining Game

24 March 2014

Neil Kilkenny is hoping to see a change is styles when Peterborough United visit Deepdale on Tuesday night.

Often this campaign, teams have come to the home of North End and sat in to frustrate the hosts, but with a lot on the line for the Posh in terms of maintaining the gap they have over seventh place MK Dons and with the Lilywhites jostling for fourth position, Kilkenny is hoping that an entertaining spectacle could be in store.

Speaking exclusively to PNE.Com, the central midfielder said: “They are a good footballing team Peterborough, they go out and attack teams and are very good going forward.

“When teams come to Deepdale, they normally sit in behind the ball, you seen that the other night against Sheffield United, they got everyone behind the ball and said ‘come break us down’, so it should be a good footballing, entertaining game.

“Some people might see it as being a bigger game for them, but every game that we go into we want to win, that is the mentality of the Club, the coaching staff, the manager and obviously the players.

“Every game that we go into we want to win the game, it doesn’t matter how big or how small it is, we just want to win.”

After a disappointing Saturday for PNE, the Lilywhites will be looking to bounce back against Peterborough and have done so several times this season when coming off the back of a defeat, a sign of a squad with an abundance of character according to Kilkenny.

“It’s a sign of a good team that when you lose a game, everyone bounces back quickly to not let it affect us for the next game, so hopefully we can start a new unbeaten run and go on from there,” added the Aussie.

“Saturday wasn’t one of our better performances and losing our unbeaten run was a bit disappointing, but these things happen and you have to move on.

“We have only lost five games in the league all season which is a good turnaround, so we want to move on to the next game and push on from there.

“It’s a quick turnaround and a good game.

“Peterborough are a good team and, like I said, we have to move on from Saturday.

“It is Monday now ahead of a Tuesday night game and everybody I’m sure is looking forward to it.”

The Posh are still fighting on two fronts this season, with a trip to Wembley on the horizon for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final as well as their Play-Off push.

And with the final just around the corner and Darren Ferguson’s men being one of only a handful of sides to get the better of Preston so far this season, Kilkenny is hoping to take advantage if there are any signs of looking ahead by the Peterborough players.

The PNE No.37 continued: “It would definitely be nice to right the wrong of when they beat us earlier in the season, obviously I wasn’t here then, but I seen the result and we are just looking forward to the game tomorrow night to put right what happened on Saturday.

“You can look at their final both ways, they will have players who want to stay in the team for Wembley and on the other side, they don’t want to get injured.

“It is just another game for us and we just want to go and win the game.”

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